07 novembre 2017

University of Chicago donor could give more to HE

Hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin, who is giving US$125 million to the University of Chicago, said he’s committed to donating many times more to higher education to keep the United States competitive in science and economics, write Janet Lorin and Erik Schatzker for Bloomberg. More...

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Future of the Latin American and Caribbean university

By Axel Didriksson Takayanagui. UNESCO’s 2015 Incheon Declaration and its Education 2030 Framework for Action lay out the main goals for the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, in the education sector. It is the first time higher education institutions have been included in this kind of declaration and, since then, there has been a concerted attempt to look strategically at how we can mobilise universities across the world. More...

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Protesters drown out white nationalist’s university speech

White nationalist Richard Spencer's speech at the University of Florida last Thursday was disrupted by dozens of protesters with raised fists who booed and chanted, "Go home, Spencer" and “We don’t want your Nazi hate”. The event was the latest example of a public university grappling with debates over free speech when it comes to visits from controversial far-right speakers and ensuing protests, writes Katie Reilly for Time. More...

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International students key to US lead in innovation

By Brendan O'Malley. Many graduate level programmes in science and engineering fields would be unavailable for American students without international students. It is therefore essential to have a welcoming policy for international students, concludes a new study by the National Foundation for American Policy or NFAP. More...

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Align degrees with development goals, universities urged

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, has called on local universities to ensure that the degree programmes being offered are in keeping with the country's development goals, the government's economic priorities, and are on par with the very best international standards, reports the Jamaica Observer. More...

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Urban universities must be real estate savvy

By Grace Karram Stephenson. You may be hard pressed to find a university mission statement that expounds the importance of managing campus real estate. But in an era of rising property prices and urban land shortages, universities are forced to understand the real estate market or get left behind in the urban hustle for property. More...

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Public universities backslide on access, report says

By Lee Gardner, The Chronicle of Higher Education. There’s been a lot of talk lately about higher education’s importance as an engine of equality – and how it sometimes serves as an engine of inequality, due to imbalances in access and success for students from lower-income backgrounds. More...

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US leads China in latest global university rankings

United States universities have taken the top four spots in the US News and World Report’s 2018 Best Global Universities rankings, released on Tuesday. The US dominates with 221 spots out of the 1,250 institutions evaluated, followed by China with 136, Japan with 76, the United Kingdom with 73 and Germany with 58. More...

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Universities strongly oppose Republican tax proposals

By Brendan O’Malley. Higher education leaders have reacted strongly against Republican tax proposals unveiled on Thursday, warning that the plan to tax endowments of private institutions and scrap a deduction for student-loan interest would harm institutions and students. More...

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29 octobre 2017

Some Surprising (?) Data on Canadian University Expenditures

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. I’ve been doing some work on financial data of higher education institutions around the world, and specifically looking at what’s been going on at top research institutions compared to everyone else.  And I thought maybe you all would be interested in what I’ve found for Canada. More...

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